Follow the Pots

  The holidays are coming to a close for the year. As a happy new year to all of you, Indy Fans, our final show for 2015 is related to the holy land where so many of our holidays are centered. Dr. Morag Kersel is joining us to tell us about her ‘Follow the Pots’…

Christmas Tree Ship

Happy end of the year holiday’s Indy Fans! Tonight mere days away from Christmas we have a themed show to further the spirit of the holidays! We are joined by  Dr. Tamara Thomsen, a maritime archaeologist based in Wisconsin. The connection may not seem clear between maritime archaeology and Christmas, but there is a phenomenal story we about…

Pueblitos

The Salmon Ruins is one of the most amazing archaeological sites of the southwest under the guidance. There is a dedicated team of professional archaeologists and active preservationists that offer tours there to educate, edify and wow visitors to the area. These same archaeologists maintain and oversee many Pueblitos, such as the Salmon Ruins or Dinétah. While we…

Turkey Domestication

Happy Thanksgiving Indy Fans. Today we have a belly full of information for you about TURKEYS! Yes, we are joined by Dr. Tyr Fothergill who studies turkey domestication.  The study of the domestication of various animals is important because it is a means to measure the development of society as well as health.The Indy Team…

The Count of the Sahara

Gather ’round Indy Fans. Today we go historical and fantastical with our guest and subject matter. The topic? Count Byron de Prorok, famous archaeologist in 1925 and disgraced scalawag just 6 months later. The Indy Team has hosted many shows illuminating the day-to-day practicalities of archaeology and dismantling the Indiana Jones fable. This week Wayne Turmel joins…

California State Parks: Droughts

California State Parks contain a breadth and depth of cultural resources that are truly impressive. The organization’s tasks range from protecting and preserving natural and cultural resources and involves engagement with tribal groups. On the heels of our interview with Dr. Bond from October 21st, this show about CA State Parks also highlights the threats…

Oh the Horror

It’s that time of year again Indy fans. Have no fear though, this week’s show will not horrify you. If fact, we are going to treat you to some of the anthropological thoughts behind the appeal of horror films. There is not trickery here. The horror film genre is popular. Psychologists cite multiple theories of…